I know brown cats aren't that weird, but to me they are rare, have never seen one in real life.
seeing brown cats on the internet is not the same as seeing them in real life though. Not saying they don't exist, but to me it seems like a pretty rare coloring compared to other colors. I have never seen one in real life either.
This might be a good thing for cheetahs. Get Some diversity in there.
I believe this is actually normal for jaguars. If focused closely, spots are visible.
I wonder how this moose will survive. It might do great in winter, but will it be sought after during warm months?
This actually annoys me.
Sort of counts, maybe. Technically a wild-type, but metamorphosed axolotls are rare.
I love these guys
That's not a gynandromorph. She is entirely female. She lives behind the scenes at the New England Aquarium. People just misread the blog post talking in general about how some of these half/half animals can be gynadromorphs.
I took this pic of her just over 2 weeks ago.
No, that's not "normal" for jaguars, any more than it's normal for emperor penguins to be solid black.
It's only shows up because the dense jungle foliage makes it slightly easier for melanistic predators to survive to adulthood, rather than if they where a solid black lion in africa.
That, and certain traits are bred for in captivity, like white tigers.
But it's not "normal" in the slightest.
Actually, if I am remembering correctly, peahens pick males based on the number of their "eyes" rather than coloring. And since birds can see in the ultraviolet light spectrum, all the "eyes" may still show up perfectly clearly for the peahens, so it could very well not make much of a difference.
Not a chimera. This is from random X chromosome methylation. The color of cat fur is determined on the X chromosome and in a lot of mammals having more than one active X chromosome causes problems. So part way through development a random one is turned of and all resulting cells later on have the same X turned off. This is why usually only females are calico.
Yeah, that's a very interesting coloration.
This bunny's name better be something like Cookie or Chip.
That's kinda neat.
This looks like a Masai Giraffe pattern.
This is very cool.
That looks like gold-leaf over moonstone. Neat.
>The color of cat fur is determined on the X chromosome
Oh wow I didn't know that.
My sweet little apricot colored skunk...
Can anyone tell me if this is a photoshop? It looks fake but it's so well done
Solid brown is relatively rare in domestic shorthairs and mutts.
Every one of those cats is a Burmese. Burmese come pretty much exclusively in varying shades of brown. It's not abnormal for them, but it is in cats that don't have any proper breed in them.
I used to have a cat that was pure chocolate brown on the body, not even the faintest hint of a tabby stripe to be found on her, no 'M' shape on the forehead.
She was also probably around 11 generations inbred by this one gigantic monstrosity of a tom that impregnated every cat in the area constantly.
We got her very young specifically because of her colour, she wouldn't have survived long as a feral because she was extremely retarded from birth.
She had a huge amount of physical and mental issues, just to name a few:
>No muscle mass, extremely small and floppy
>proportions were all off. Tail too short and weak to keep balance, she constantly fell off things.
>eyes were never properly in focus, one always went in the opposite direction.
>bad long term and short term memory, would constantly forget where her food and water dishes were, even though they were never moved. Had to be placed in front of them multiple times before she'd notice what they are.
>Actively avoided all affection from people and other animals. Just lay on a chair on blanket for 12 hours and stare into space.
>no ability to climb. Panicked and climbed a tree trunk once. Made it a foot off the ground before she just froze and cried until she was lifted off and taken back inside.
She just went into the bushes to die one day when she was about 9. I've always been amazed she made it that long.
pic related. Millie
Being a white moose in dangerous, even in snowy countries. There was this white moose in Norway, somewhat of an animal celebrity, he egen got a name, and along comes a danish hunter and kills him. " Frost, who had arrived for hunting in Norway on Monday, told Danish website bt.dk that he’d heard about a protected moose a few years ago but nothing recently. “So when I get it in my corner, I have just a few seconds to think about what I should do,” he told bt.dk. “But I decided to shoot the moose and it’s a decision I stand by.”
He quickly realized he hadn’t shot “just any moose, and when we gathered around it, someone said there would probably be press coverage.” He repeated that he “stands by” his decision to kill the moose, “although I would gladly be without all the noise that’s come afterwards.” He said he was “a bit amazed” that the shooting sparked so much reaction." http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/norways-famous-albino-moose-shot-dead/
>Decided to be a selfish asshole and take away something loved by thousands
"Whats all the fuss about?"
This is what I hate about trophy hunting. Not becuase "baww its animal murdur" but because its fucking selfish. I want to see that animal living and breathing in the wild, and I want others to be able to appreciate it too. I don't want some gun happy caveman waving a photo at me of themselves standing next to its sad corpse, telling me how I should have been there to see them blowing its brains out. It WAS a stunning creature, now its gone and no one else will be able to see it ever again. Thanks fuckwad.